Robert Ernest Suchert D.O.
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After fifty years of service to the community as a beloved Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon, we are sad to announce the passing of Robert E. Suchert, D.O. on October 9, 2014 at Swedish Stevens Hospital, Edmonds, Wash. Dr. Bob was a Charter Fellow of the International College Of General Practice, a member of the American Osteopathic Medical Association (A.O.A.) and American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Former Secretary of the WA. Osteopathic Association (W.O.M.A.), former staff member and house doctor of Waldo General Hospital, part-time staff member of Northwest Hospital, and retired member of Stevens Hospital, Edmonds. On February 18, 1955 Bob was initiated into the Tremont Masonic Lodge No. 462. He was born on April 14, 1928 to Frank and Mary Suchert (nee Knapp) in Tremont, IL. Grandson of Ernest and Augusta Suchert (nee Schilling) and with the passing of his father Frank on March 7, 1929 he was an only child. Robert, even as a boy, was known to all as an industrious person. While in Mackinaw and Tremont Elementary Schools he had paper routes and mowed lawns. As a youth he enjoyed accompanying Doc Rusk, the local family doctor, during his daily rounds to see patients in the county on Doc's buggy and Model T Ford. This experience kindled his ambition to someday become a physician. After graduating from Tremont High School in 1946, he then went on to the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL and soon transferred to the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1952, he graduated from the UW, with a bachelors degree in zoology. Since it was the Korean War he was drafted into the Army. Due to his good knowledge of German he was stationed with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Second Armored Division in Mainz-Gonsenheim and Baum-holder-Idar Oberstein, West Germany. While attending a course at the Engineering school at Murnau, Bavaria, he met his wife, Edeltraud Olga Suchert (nee Dorda) a graduate from the Staatliche Oberland-frauenschule with a degree in Horticulture. After his discharge in September 1954, he returned to the United States intending to enroll in medical school. Since the University Of Washington Medical School enrollment was closed at that time, he earned a bachelors degree in public health, graduating in December of 1955. Then in 1956 he accepted a job at the Philadelphia Public Health Department. In 1959 Bob entered the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine from which he received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery on June 9, 1963. He became a family physician after his internship at Waldo General Hospital, Seattle in 1963 and 1964. Bob loved traveling with his family and especially looked forward to visiting his colleagues each Spring at the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz. They supported the Seattle Opera and Seattle Symphony as patrons for over 10 years. Dr. Bob thoroughly enjoyed going to the office to see his many wonderful patients before he was forced to retire due to his recent accident and resulting health complications. Dr. Suchert practiced in Edmonds for 50 years, opening his practice in November of 1964 at 8430 Main Street, 5 Corners Clinic, Edmonds, WA. Then moved his office to downtown Edmonds, 617 5th Ave. S. in 1999. He is survived by Edeltraud Olga Suchert, his beloved wife of 57 years, daughter, Roberta Lynn Robin Suchert, son, Randall Scott Suchert; grandson, Robert William Suchert-Mitchell; fond sister- in-law, Edith Rosemarie Schraml and her husband, Herbert Schraml of Leavenworth, Wash. Nephews and nieces, Hans Juergen Simon and his wife, Theresa of Orange Park, Fla., Harald Simon of Leavenworth; Rita Edeltraud Crews and husband, Steve Crews D.O. of Sorrento, Florida; Marina Baker and husband, Paul Baker of Bremerton, Wash.; Henry Simon, Asst. Police Chief of Bothell, Wash.; plus numerous cousins in Illinois, Utah, and California. His eldest son, Robert Phillip Suchert preceded him in death in 2007. A Celebration of his life and memorial services will be held in the Chapel of Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception at the same location. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Pacific Northwest University Of Health Sciences, College Of Osteopathic Medicine, (PNWU - COM) 111 University Parkway, Suite 202, Yakima, WA 98901or toward any charity of your choice.


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Published in The Herald (Everett) on Nov. 2, 2014.
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5 entries
November 8, 2014
Sorry to hear about Bobs passing He was a great Family Doc, will keep him in my prayers
Jim Boes
November 7, 2014
So sorry for Bob's family .I was a classmate at PCOM,always remember him as a caring and concerned Doctor.
I last saw him several years ago at the AMOA in Arizona and enjoyed his company and reminiscing. My sincere condolences to his loved ones.
Allan Goldberg,DO
November 7, 2014
My sympathy goes out to Dr. Suchert's family, patients and friends. Bob always put his patients first. He will be missed by all.

Charles L. Woods, D.O.
Charles L. Woods, D.O.
November 6, 2014
What a wonderful Doc who really
cared for his patients.
You will be missed.
Beverly whitehall
November 5, 2014
I will miss you Dr.s you were such a nice man and great DR. May you rest in eternal peace. You will be greatly missed!
cris f
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